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ROME – street photography III

It’s been a bright few days for photography, here in the Eternal City. Would you agree?

 

 

 

Out with old. Historical gelateria on Via Venti Settembre.

Out with the old. Historical gelateria on Via Venti Settembre.

 

 

 

 

View from the Quirinale.

View from the Quirinale. Note the person on the right – expensive sneakers, blue jeans, shades. That’s a Roman policeman, baby.

 

 

 

 

Due to the recent economic conditions, living quarters have become ever more cramped. Quirinale.

Due to the recent economic downturn, living quarters for soldiers have become ever more cramped. Quirinale.

 

 

 

 

 

Dang -  a seagull photobombed my shot! And, why are there so many seagulls in Rome, anyway?

Dang – a seagull photobombed my shot! And, why are there so many seagulls in Rome, anyway? Via di Ripetta.

 

 

 

 

There's nothing like lion drool to rinse a wine glass. Because it's ok to drink in the streets, but it is better to do so in style. Largo Santa Susanna.

There’s nothing like lion drool to rinse a wine glass. Because it’s ok to drink in the streets, but it is better to do so in style. Largo Santa Susanna.

 

 

 

 

Different lion, similar job (with more beaming model). Piazza del Popolo.

Different lion, similar job (with more beaming model). Piazza del Popolo.

 

 

 

 

It did take years of practice in India, but now my dream of levitating for a living has finally come true! Piazza del Popolo.

It did take years of practice in India, but now my dream of levitating for a living has finally come true! Piazza del Popolo.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this set. I certainly enjoyed shooting, selecting, editing, selecting again and editing one final time this bunch. Because that’s what it takes me to get a good picture. A camera is no longer enough. But, hey, the extra work is almost beginning to seem worth it…

Care to point out which ones you found the best? Thanks!

Alessandro Ciapanna

 

 

 

 

BERLINOGRAPHY – photo photo essay

photography is a language very well spoken in berlin. it’s everywhere: on clothes, in street art, on posters, in art shows, on satellite dishes and even on… potato chips. well, ok: not really on the chips themselves, but only on the packaging. still…

 

 

 

 

you have until september 23rd to visit the show dedicated to diane arbus’s deeply touching and perhaps slightly disturbing portraits.

 

 

 

 

to add a view to a concrete wall, a street artist has pasted this poster of a photograph taken from a moving vehicle.

 

 

 

 

black and white portrait with tinted lips on a t-shirt in a shop window. stylish? you be the judge of that.

 

 

 

 

poster announcing an antifascist demonstration.

 

 

 

 

the musicians of our times. all seventy-two of them.

 

 

 

 

many talented photographers struggle to get their pictures into magazines, and here someone managed to place photography on potato chips! is it just me, or is there genius at work here?

 

 

 

 

lucky luciano looks out from a poster inside one of berlin’s one-hundred-plus italian restaurants. good italian food and excellent german beer: is there a better combination?

 

 

 

 

genius at work: some local lab will print a photograph on a sleeve to protect satellite dishes from the terrible weather. one of the more clever ways to brighten up the depressing architecture of east berlin.

 

 

 

 

nostalgia for the now-defunct deutsche mark on a satellite dish in drab east berlin.

 

 

 

 

arabqueen. a black and white and yellow and blue poster next to… black and white and yellow and blue flyers on a bulletin board.

 

 

 

 

some berlin street artist finally allowed princess diana to do what she always wanted to.

 

 

 

 

as a photographer, i find clever, innovative use of photography to be truly stimulating.

 

photo essay taken in berlin in june 2012.

alessandro ciapanna

 

BERLIN STREET ART – stupendous stencils

street art; stencils. a black and white photo essay from the streets of  berlin, germany. shot in june 2012.

 

 

 

 

tone on tone for this striking portrait

 

 

 

 

 

stencil within a a stencil plus other mixed media

 

 

 

 

 

coy smile between the leaves

 

 

 

 

 

the deeper the roots, the stronger the branches

 

 

 

 

 

a tribute to chaplin

 

 

 

 

 

one angry pacman

 

 

 

 

 

the older the war, the younger the soldiers

 

 

 

 

 

bud spencer, one of italy’s favorite b-movie heroes from the 70s, still packs a good punch in berlin…

 

 

 

 

 

franklin, off the hundred-dollar bill an onto a wall in berlin

 

 

 

 

 

modern media, classic subject in this piece by akira

 

 

 

 

 

as a street photographer, and as your average joe who uses big city streets on a day-to-day basis, i can’t help but notice the work of urban street artists. and when the works are created by authors as talented and inspired as these, out comes the camera.

alessandro ciapanna